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Allright. So the Devil's tree is only a few towns over where I live. So this was last year, senior year of High School and my best friend Dan and I wanted to do a Weird New Jersey run. We live in watchung, right next to warren, so right around us is a shit load of Weird NJ stuff. The Lion from MGM was buried next to my girlfriend's house, the egg dispenser, The 12 nuns etc. etc. As a matter of fact I live ON the road of the Thirteen witches (http://www.weirdnj.com/stories/_roads06.asp). So Dan and I were looking for somethign new. The Devil's Tree.
So things actually got a little creepy.
We decided to go early during the day. Cops supposedly patrol the tree at night, and we didn't want to get lost. As we drive we tell each other stories about the tree.
***Also, I would like to say that the following story is all true and not embelished in teh least. There is one point where i would like to embellish it to make it more sinister, but i would rather tell you guys the truth***
We talk about how if you touch the tree, a black truck is supposed to chase you and drive off the road. How touching the tree means bad luck/death, all that garbage. As we drive, no joke, a black fucking cat runs across the road, causing Dan (who was driving) to swerve. We nearly spin out.
Freaked out of course but undeterred. The drive ends up taking longer then we expected. And suddenly its getting dark. We were both weirded out by this. The ride should only of taken 20 minutes but it was suddenly like, an hour later.
This could of been anything, not supernatural. We were two teens. We were probably goofing off more then we realized, or took the long way without noticing. It was still very creepy adn disorienting.
Well arrive at the tree. Yeah it's the tree. Weird looking but nothing special. THe picture is right there on wikipedia. The scary thing about is the fencing around the trunk. Makes it silent hill-ish.